Blue skies, many tents, waving beachflags and lots of paragliders of many different manufacturers awaited me, when I – equipped with my camera – entered the testival area and at the same time the landing field of the Stubai-Cup on Friday, the first day of the event. Everything was still relatively calm, last preparations were made, but anticipation levels were already rising! One thing was clear from the very beginning: The heart of every paragliding fan would skip a beat this weekend, considering the wide range of innovative test paragliders provided by many renowned paragliding manufacturers – from Nova to Skyman, Advance, Skywalk, Airdesign, Little Cloud etc. In addition, paragliding equipment such as harnesses, carabiners, follow cams and clothes were presented to the visitors.
The Corona crisis still seemed to be far away this weekend and very soon, young and elderly, paragliders and non-paragliders arrived at the testival and enjoyed the atmosphere. Unfortunately, the blue sky didn't stay for long, but nevertheless, the wind and weather gods meant well for the event hosts and the pilots: Except for a little flying break due to the strong wind on Saturday, the number of gliders and the colorful hustle and bustle in the sky increased in the course of the weekend.